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New Book Nooks & Half Scale Miniatures Sale!

Filed under Book Nooks, Giveaways, Guest Designers, Miniatures, New Products, Sale

Cute! Before I show off some pretty artwork using one of these beauties, here’s the basics:

Both of these sizes of Book Nooks were designed to fit a tiny scene among the books on your bookcase! So they are like tall skinny room boxes. Or maybe a patio or alleyway city scene hidden in your books?

They are both 4″ wide when assembled. AND there’s a new Balcony (which also fits across the top window of the Half Scale 2-Story Room Box) that can fit inside either of the Book Nooks!

The Book Nooks can also be used as a narrow half-scale (1:24) room box (2 or 3 stories tall)… an example of just that is below!

And inspired by the new items and new art: ALL Half Scale Miniatures are on sale through tomorrow night (FRIDAY night, June 12th)! This group includes tons of miniature furniture, props AND even some half scale collage aheets (like the Half Scale P&J Theatre Collage Sheet shown at left)! Over 50 items!

See the entire sale collection here!

European Alley Book Nook by Guest Designer Connie Littell!

Oh! Do you remember that sweet teapot Alice shrine that Connie made for us recently? (Just click on that photo at left for more photos and info.)

Well, Connie is back with a European Alley Book Nook inside one of the new Large Book Nooks! Scroll down a wee bit for a wide photo showing 3 shots of the scene (the center being a work-in-progress photo: note that two of the paned windows from the new Dollhouse Windows with Shutters 1:24 are used as French doors behind the new balcony). Nice!

Here’s a teaser from Connie’s blog post:

Here’s something brand new… a book nook! These little things are getting popular for adding miniature magic to bookshelves. They measure roughly the height and width of one or two books and are decorated as slender dioramas. When sandwiched between two books on a bookshelf, it appears your shelf is a passageway to someplace either real or imagined. Thanks to our recent travel, I was inspired to make a European alleyway. I was enchanted by the colorful homes we came across in Italy, France, Spain and Portugal.

Love the artwork, Connie! Read more (and see lots more photos) on her blog post. Plus here’s Connie’s supply list. But don’t miss the new goodies and a related Giveaway below!

What else is new today?

All are extra chipboard items in Connies’ artwork! And as all 3 are 1:24 scale, they’re all part of the sale, too!

New Book Nooks Giveaway!

This one is super simple: It’s ALL FIVE new items announced today!

Note: The 2 Book Nooks and the new balcony are going to be the ones I taped together for my photos (only lightly used! And after you reassemble, glue and paint, they’ll be good as new!)

To enter the New Book Nooks Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY Night, June 12, 2020).

Don’t forget to leave your (hello!) correct email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you donít see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via

Psst: we just moved the blog to a new server (yay! finally done!). There may be a few hiccups but I will approve your comments as soon as possible. Thanks.

Posted by Leslie, June 11th, 2020

30 responses to “New Book Nooks & Half Scale Miniatures Sale!”

  1. Shannon says:

    Love this project! Happy to see you also have smaller scale items too.

  2. Heather says:

    Ooh, I love these little guys! They’re so fun to come across on a bookshelf….

  3. Nancy says:

    Oh my word, way too cute!

  4. Janet says:

    Wow, I love this idea. Adorable!

  5. Debora L. says:

    Wow! This looks like fun!

  6. Kathleen S. Cole says:

    I love this sort of thing! I have little wooden boxes here and there with little scenes in them, but these narrow ones would be a new challenge! I would love to do either a Parisean doorway, a “secret” garden from Charleston, SC or a little alleyway/street in Edinburg, Scotland! I mean, books are doorways already!

  7. Denise Bryant says:

    Awesome Book Nook projects! Love the details in these scenes!

  8. Kat Cashwell says:

    Love theses nook books – endless possibilities!!!

  9. Barb J says:

    Great idea!! Thanks for the chance to be a winner

  10. Jen R says:

    What fun projects these could be used for!

  11. Jean Marmo says:

    Love the book nook. I worked in a book store for years! Thanks for such a creative project!

  12. Nadine says:

    Love the balcony!

  13. Deb Revier says:

    Such a cool idea. Book nooks rock

  14. Barbara M Griggs says:

    This is very cool! I would like to make one.

  15. Donna Kottcamp says:

    A combination of books, crafts and a travel theme….what could be better. I think I’d lean towards the blue and white of Greece. Ahh.. About the only way we’ll get to travel for a while.

  16. Kathryn Asbahr says:

    Would love to see these in quarter scale with lighting. I have seen some using mirrors set at an angle to increase the depth of pathways.

  17. LeAnn Aagard says:


  18. MARILYN RAY says:

    What cute pieces. I’d love to have them on my bookshelf.

  19. Roe says:

    I always have room for something this cute. I love these ideas

  20. francine perri says:

    This is great Love that terrace!

  21. Dorothy Peterson says:

    Oh my, those balconies are so precious !

  22. Janet says:

    These are so cute, I would love to do some of these!!

  23. Louise says:

    The perfect meld of collage/altered book/dollhouse! Everything in one little space to be tucked in any corner to be discovered by the curious eye! I LOVE THIS IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can squeeze a couple of them into my cabinets and bookshelves and even amongst my family photos in my tv cabinet!

  24. Rhonda says:

    I love the little balcony with the flowers. So Cute

  25. Ann F. says:

    Wow, the book nooks are so cool. I love the balcony with the flowers.

  26. Sandra Manring says:

    Just thinking about starting to make one of these and would fit perfectly in my bookcase….thank you

  27. ricki walker says:

    How cute! That little balcony is adorable!!!

  28. Randi says:

    Would love to try this project

  29. Jaimi B says:

    Cute! I love the balcony!

  30. Carole Joppe says:

    Can hardly wait to add one to my bookcase!